Tuesday, January 27, 2015

01-26-2015   Ofc. T OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled
0945-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1100-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1230-met the Ferry, Had cars moved prior to snow storm
1430-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1550-met the ferry , patrolled
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, storm Prep
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2230-met the ferry, patrolled

Tip of the day....with the heavy snow....check exhaust pipes around your house to avoid potential carbon monoxide exposure.

 

Monday, January 26, 2015

01/25/2015   Ofc. Richardson

0700 met ferry
0800 met ferry
shift change with PFD
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0840 shoveled fire hydrants with PFD
1000 met ferry
1000 attended mandatory Hazmat class at Community Center
1230 met ferry
1415 met ferry
finished shoveling fire hydrants with PFD
checked TEIA
1515 met ferry
follow up 1/24 Island Ave
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1815 civil dispute between two parties moderated
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked American Legion
 
Please, please remove " all " snow and ice from your vehicle before driving.

 
01/24/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor (Day Shift)
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change-patrolled Island
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1020- assisted pushing broken down motorist out of road
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1250- DPW for tire repair
1430- met ferry-shift change w/Ofc Hawley

Remember to leave extra time for parking and walking to the boat when the weather is bad. Folks trying to run on a snowy road in order to catch the boat is a recipe for a fall.

Ofc. Hawley (Early Shift)

Ofc. Richardson (Late Shift)

2130 shift change with Officer Hawley
2200 passerby noticed the front door wide open of a Seashore residence.  The newly installed front door was clear glass.  The building was fine
2300-0001 twelve cars issued parking tickets for ignoring the parking ban
 

Please use the sidewalks whenever possible, especially at night.


01/23/2015  Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
checked TEIA
0930 met ferry
1000 a couple of walkers discovered a baby seal on back shore, the animal did not appear to be in distress. Marine mammal hotline notified
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1300 alarm sounding 5th Maine, false alarm
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
checked DPW
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked American Legion

Please check to make sure you have no vehicles blocking snow plowing efforts for the upcoming storm.

 

Friday, January 23, 2015

01/22/2015  Ofc. Richardson (Day Shift)

0700 shift change with Officer Lauterbach
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1100 parking complaint on Island Ave, ticket issued
1215 met ferry

1415 met ferry

01/22/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
1430- shift change w/Ofc Richardson
1450- 9 Oaklawn Ave-owner requested check of cottage due to high power bills-bldg tight no sign of entry/damage
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island-S/A to 9 Oaklawn
2040- patrolled Island- S/A check on Spruce St
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
 
It is prime cold and flu season. Please remember basic etiquette/hygiene while traveling on the ferry or stopping to talk to folks.  

Thursday, January 22, 2015

01/21/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1050 - Medcu 12 run to 89 Central Ave.  Patient transported to fire boat without incident.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1520 - Engine 12 training and maintenance.
1750 - met ferry.
1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.


***Please remember to never leave your vehicle keys in your vehicle when you are not in it.***

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

01-20-2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry
0945-met the ferry, dog bite report Forest City landing
1100-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1230-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2230-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
 
Tip of the day.....rising and falling temps...use caution with black ice.

 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

01/19/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0815 - patrolled Seashore Ave.
0945 - met ferry.
1010 - patrolled Central Ave.
1050 - patrolled island and met 1100 ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry and patrolled Seashore Ave.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2015 - patrolled island and met 2030 ferry.
2130 - met ferry.

***Keep valuables out of sight; place all articles in the trunk, glove box, or remove altogether.

 

Monday, January 19, 2015

01-18-2015   Ofc.  T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, checked on a report of Smoke New Island ave.
1100-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, checked Elizabeth St. for a report of smoke
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
2245-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 

Tip of the day.......check the vents on your dryer they must be clear of lint to reduce the chance of fire.
01/17/2015   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
1630 met ferry
1800 met ferry
checked DPW
checked TEIA
1940 met ferry
2040 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
2310 checked American Legion
0230 report of man yelling in the road on Pleasant Ave, neighborhood was quiet on my arrival
0250 patrolled island with PFD
 

Please scrape and defrost your entire cars window glass before driving.
01/16/15  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry
0825- Welch St Lot ticketed 4 overtime cars
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry
1130- patrolled Island
1215- 368 Island Ave-smoke detector going off. w/Engine 12-checked bldg-unable to locate owner
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry-patrolled Island
1900- Dinner out in community
2000- 25 Jewel Rd 911 hang-up accidental-all set with resident there
2030- patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
2245- met ferry
2300- patrolled Island-checked bar-very windy/cold very few people out
 
Remember that the Welch St Lot is a 72 Hr limit lot. If you are headed off Island for an extended time, ask a neighbor for a ride to the boat or use the Island Taxi service. With the limited number of spots available your neighbors will appreciate you following the rules and you won't have to deal with a pesky parking ticket.
 

 

Friday, January 16, 2015

01/15/2015   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
checked TEIA
0930 met ferry
1010 check well being of Central Ave resident, no contact
1045 met ferry
family of elderly Central Ave resident ask police to force door to check her status, resident was located uptown with other relatives, no we didn't force the door.
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1700 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
checked DPW
2115 met ferry
2230 checked American Legion
 
Give yourself five extra minutes to get where your going... you'll be glad you did

 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

01/14/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0830- bldg/equip maintenance
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry
1955- complaint of possible erratic operation of golf cart-checked area last seen as well as side streets no contact
2035- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
 
                   Peaks Island Health Center @ 87 Central Ave      
                      Kitty Gilbert, Family Nurse Practitioner, provides care for all ages.
         Monday and Thursday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Please call either 766-2929 or 874-2466 for an appointment.
 Now that winter is upon us, and traveling to Portland when we are sick is even more of an inconvenience, we thought it would be helpful to remind Peaks Islanders, once again, of the following service our Health Center offers:
 *  The Health Center can provide acute care (short-term treatment of an injury of illness) to patients who have Primary Care Physicians in other practices.
 If you wish to have the option of using the Health Center and are not affiliated with MMC, please check with your insurer before an incident arises, to avoid any coverage issues.  As a rule, Medicare patients may see whom they wish.
*  Patients who have no insurance coverage are also welcome to use the Health Center.  The Peaks Island staff can give you information regarding contacts at Maine Medical/Partners who can assist you with payment options.  And they will be glad to answer any questions you may have.  Stop in when the Center is open.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

01/13/2015    Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1045 - patrolled island met 1100 ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1430 - met ferry and patrolled Seashore Ave.
1515 - shoveled hydrants until 1630 hrs.
1750 - met ferry.
1920 - checked DPW property and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - responded to 47 Central Ave. broken water pipe.  Plumber arrived and shut off water to home.

***Just a reminder that all vehicles operating on the road must be insured.

 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

01-12-2014   Ofc.  T. OConnor 

0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled
0945-met the ferry, training
1100-met the ferry, patrolled
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1530-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
2130-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2230-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 
Tip of the day......make sure to defrost your windshield before driving!!!

 

Monday, January 12, 2015

01/11/2014   Ofc.  Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0720 - patrolled island and met 0800 ferry.
0945 - met ferry.
1050 - patrolled island and met 1100 ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - responded to 45 Seashore Ave. for possible water main break.  Water district notified.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry and patrolled island.
2030 - met ferry.
2125 - checked DPW property.
2130 - met ferry.


***Please remember that the Welch St. lot has a 72 hour parking limit.
01-10-2015   Ofc. T.  OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled
0945-met the ferry, medical call ..New Island Ave
1100-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1430-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1645-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1945-met the ferry, checked on a 911 hangup Luther St.
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130 met the ferry, patrolled
2230-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club, patrolled
 
 

Tip of the day.....dont leave your keys in your car when you leave the island
01/09/15

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1000 check well being of Pleasant Ave resident, no contact
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1515 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
1630 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
2310 disturbance on Welch Street, car horn sounding
 
Please scrape all snow and ice from your car before driving... not just a little peek hole!!!

 

Friday, January 9, 2015

01/08/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0710- 42A Epps St report of a fire alarm sounding-no heat in bldg for season-smoke detectors affected by cold-homeowner located&notified with help from neighbor
0745- vehicle maintenance-low air passenger front tire
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-fueled cruiser
1505- Island resident stopped re:child custody situation-making us aware of situation
1530- met ferry-spoke very briefly with other 1/2 of child custody situation-they will call if they need us.
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry
2245- patrolled Island
0535- alarm at Portland Water District Bldg.(weather related severe winds) all secure
 

Remember to scrape the ice off your windshield and windows before hurrying to the boat-you'll be more likely to see your neighbor walking to the boat if your windows are clear.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

01/07/15   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
checked Lions Club
1000 parking complaint Island Ave, 1 ticket issued
1045 met ferry
assist PFD with carbon monoxide alarm
1215 met ferry
1515 met ferry
checked TEIA
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked American Legion
When cleaning hot ashes out of a fireplace or woodstove, put he ashes in a covered metal container and immediately put them outside. If left inside they will continue to burn releasing toxic gases into your home.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

01/06/2015  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- Shift change w/Ofc O'Connor-PFD shift change-patrolled Island
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0910- 242 Island Ave #2 mother called for check well being on her son-no one home & no neighbors home
0940- cruiser maint-dead battery (weather/equip related)-recharged battery
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1045- follow up on CWB call at 242 Island Ave
1100- met ferry
1225- Medcu 12 to 58 Elizabeth Rd transport to MMC
1425- cruiser maint-dead battery-recharged battery
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
Remember in this extremely cold weather to limit your children's and pet's time outside. The wind chill factors can make it much worse. Frost bite can happen very quickly. Remember to check your pet's feet as well. The ice melting products put down on the roads and sidewalks can irritate and burn the pads of their feet.

 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

01/05/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach (Day and Early shift)
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0820 - Medcu 12 run to Elementary school for two patients.  Both treated at scene and released with out transport.
0845 - engine 12 run to 130 Central Ave. for faulty smoke detector. Service provided at scene.
1000 - patrolled island.
1105 - met with resident at station house about a lost/stolen cell phone.   
1230 - met ferry.
1415 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry and patrolled Central Ave.
1750 - met ferry.
1920 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.

 

Monday, January 5, 2015

01-04-2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, follow up on an abandoned golf cart on Island Ave.
1045-met the ferry, patrolled
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, Checked the Community Center
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
1945-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2130-met the ferry, patrolled
2245-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 
Tip of the Day......with the cold weather...remember to take your pets inside

 
01/03/2015   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0820 - patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled island and met 1230 ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1610 - training with Engine 12.
1705 - responded to Seashore Ave. and Great Pond Rd. for a bonfire on beach.  Parties involved put it out as we stood by.
1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - patrolled island and met 2130 ferry.


***Be careful shoveling and make sure to take breaks.***
01-02-2015   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1100-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, Medical call on Island Ave.
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1645-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2130-met the ferry
2230-met the ferry, checked the Community Center, patrolled
 
 
 

Tip of the day....its flu season remember to stay hydrated, wash your hands often. 
01/01/2015   Ofc.Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
Near the triangle we found a glove in the middle of the road, assuming it was from the man we saw walking his dog just a short way back I picked it up and low and behold it did belong to him (small victories)
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1415 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD, while at the ferry landing we found 3 kids had walked to the boat with no shoes.  It was 22 degrees, we piled the kids in the backseat of the cruiser and drove the rocket scientists home.
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked Lions Club
checked American Legion
 
Tip of the day: house numbers, house numbers, house numbers... enough said

 
12/31/2014  Ofc Ruemry-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc O'Connor PFD shift change
0800- met ferry
0815- S/A check Welch St
0830- patrolled Island
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry
1200- fueled cruiser
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island-checked bars-scattered parties
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island-checked bars
2350- patrolled Island
0100- patrolled Island-met ferry
 
With the final arrival of cold weather remember to watch your footing. Don't fail to plan and try to run down hill to the boat last minute-we've seen several near catastrophic falls. If you should feel the need to run for the boat, please remember to pull your cart behind you rather than push it. Those small front wheels catch on rocks and cracks in the road and sidewalk. The forward momentum has thrown many an Islander up and over their cart in past years.

 
12-30-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled
1100-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1230-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1645-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2245-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 
Tip of the Day, Remember to drive safe!!!
 

 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

12/29/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0730- bldg/equip maintenance
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1100- met ferry-fueled cruiser
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry-patrolled Island
1930- met ferry
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
Remember to plan ahead for the storms that will be here in the coming months. NOAA has some great links: http://www.noaa.gov/

 

Monday, December 29, 2014

12/28/2014  Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0930 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 0945 ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and 1230 ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1630 - patrolled island and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2000 - checked Lion's Club.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.


***Remember it's not too late to get your flu shot.***
12-27-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
 
0700 arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled
0945-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1100-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1230-met the ferry, Checked the area around DPW
1430-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1645-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2130-met the ferry, patrolled
2245-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 
Tip of the day......reminder it's that time of year to get dog licenses for your pets

 
12/26/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach 
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1040 - patrolled island and met 1100 ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1400 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1910 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2150 - checked DPW property.
2230 - patrolled island and met 2245 ferry.
0110 - medcu 12 run to American Legion, female fell outside and struck her head.  Transported to fire boat with out incident.


*** Please remember all vehicles driven on the island must be registered ***

Friday, December 26, 2014

12-25-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1100-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1230-met the ferry, patrolled
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2130-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2230-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 
 Tip of the day with the new year coming...make sure to check the batteries in your smoke detectors

 
12/24/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with PFD
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
flagged down on Welch Street, long standing civil matter
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
checked Lions Club
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked DPW
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2330 checked American Legion
 
When cleaning out wood stove or fireplace ashes, put them in a metal container outside.
Don't burn your home down trying to keep it warm.   MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

12/23/14 Officer Richardson (Day shift)

0700 shift change with PFD
0800 met ferry
checked Lions Club
0815 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
checked TEIA
parking complaint Welch St. lot, one ticket issued
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1430 shift change with Officer LauTerbach

Ofc. Robert Lauterbach   (Afternoon shift).
1430 - arrived on island.
1530 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1645 - met ferry.
1720 - patrolled Seashore Ave. and met 1750 ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2015 - checked DPW property and met 2030 ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2245 - met ferry and was relieved by Ofc. Richardson.

Ofc. Richardson (Late shift)

2230 shift change with officer Lauterbach
patrolled island
checked Lions Club
checked DPW
checked American Legion

After snowstorms be aware that your elderly neighbors may have trouble getting to and from their homes, keep an eye out and let first responders know if they need to be checked on.

 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

12/22/2014

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
checked TEIA
1045 met ferry
1415 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
checked DPW
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
checked Lions Club
2230 met ferry
checked American Legion
 

Make sure you keep any combustibles at least 36" away from any woodstove or heating device

Monday, December 22, 2014

12/21/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0900- vehicle maintenance
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-S/A Spruce St vacation home
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island-S/A check Welch St vacation home
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-checked bar
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
2245- met ferry
2300- patrolled Island-checked bar
0520- Medcu 12- 96 New Island Ave- 78 yr old male transported
 
 

Please remember that with the limited lighting from the few and far between street lights here on the Island, it is hard to see people walking in dark clothing in the street as you drive home from the boat. Use the sidewalks whenever possible. When walking in the road, be aware that you may not be visible to drivers-even when you are in a crosswalk -especially when stepping out between cars in the dark. 
12/20/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach 
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0930 - patrolled island and met 0945 ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - FD training.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1920 - made contact with resident from 112 Upper A Street about his boat.  Casco Bay lines called to inform us that the boat appeared to break off the mooring.
2015 - checked DPW property and met 2030 ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2245 - met ferry.


***Please remember that the Welch St. lot has a 72 hour parking limit.
12/19/2014   Ofc Rumery-Taylor Day shift  (O'connor off)
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach/PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0900- bld/equip maintenance
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry
1230- met ferry-PFD shift change
1430- met ferry-shift change w/Ofc Hawley

Don't forget to check your stove and dryer vents and make sure they aren't blocked by cord wood or snow and ice.

1430-2300 Hawley and Atros

2130 shift change with Officer Hawley (and Atros)
2230 met ferry
gave a ride home to one unlucky traveler
checked TEIA
2330 met ferry
checked Lions Club
checked American Legion
 
THERE ARE NO FREE LUXURY VACATIONS, (YOU MAY SUBSTITUTE.. CARS, X BOXES, GRAND PRIZES OF ANY TYPE, SO STOP GIVING OUT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OVER THE INTERNET..
THIEVES HAVE INGENIOUS WAYS TO SEPARATE YOU FROM YOUR MONEY..(JUST LAST WEEK I FOUND THAT I AM A NIGERIAN PRINCE.... NO NOT REALLY!!!!)

IT'S ALWAYS A SCAM FOLKS


Friday, December 19, 2014

12/18/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0935 - parking summons issued in Welch St. lot.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled island and met 1230 ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - responded to area of 669 Island Ave for possible burglary.  Home sits behind Island Ave.  Unable to reach owners at time.  Shed door was hanging off, possibly do to wind.  Will follow up.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - patrolled island and met ferry.
1920 - checked DPW property and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry. 

***Remember that it's not too late to get your flu shot.

 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

12-17-2014   Ofc. T.  OConnor
 
0945-arrived on the island
1100-met the ferry, patrolled
1230-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1430-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2230-met the ferry, patrolled
 
 

Tip of the day....be safe ..Defrost your windshield completely before driving down to the boat in the morning!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

12/16/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Letarte
0800 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1000 parking complaint on Welch St., no tickets were necessary
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1700 met ferry
1755 gave a ride to a commuter running a little late
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
 
Oil and water don't mix... neither do electric heaters and extension cords.

 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12/15/2014  Taylor Annual / Ofc. Robert Lauterbach day shiht

0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry ans patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1010 - provided transport to a City Inspector for an address on Pleasant Ave. 
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry and patrolled back shore.

1430 - met ferry.

Officer Behnke early shift
Officer Letarte late shift.

Monday, December 15, 2014

12/14/2014   Ofc.   Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Smith
0800 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
checked TEIA
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
checked Lions Club
2230 met ferry
checked American Legion
 
When on facebook.. don't use your check in feature.. this could lead to unsavory characters  knowing that you are not home.

 
12/12/2014   Ofc. Richardson (Day Shift)

0700 shift change with Officer Lauterbach
patrolled island with PFD
0800 met ferry
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
follow up on Central Ave, re-domestic situation
1215 met ferry
assist motorist with broken down car
(I was no help at all... its still broken down)
1415 met ferry
 
more snow expected.. watch where you park your car

 
12/12/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0930 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 0945 ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1550 - Assisted FD with a fire hydrant that was leaking on Seashore Ave.  FD notified the water district. 
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry and patrolled back shore.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.

***Please remember to never leave any valuables in your vehicles.***

Friday, December 12, 2014

12-11-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-assisted the island hunters
0945-met the ferry, assisted code enforcement
1100-met the ferry,patrolled
1230-met the ferry, checked the Welch St lot
1430-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1530-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1645-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club'
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2245-met the ferry, patrolled
 
 

Tip of the day......make sure your vehicles/golf carts are up to date and registered

Thursday, December 11, 2014

12/10/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach 
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled back shore and met 1230 ferry.
1420 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2115 - checked DPW property and met 2130 ferry.


***Remember to lock up your bike when leaving it at the ferry.***
12-9-2014   Ofc. T OConnor

0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, Vehicle exchange with in town
0945-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. Lot
1100-met the ferry, Patrolled
1230-met the ferry, Exchanged the Vehicles back with in town
1430-met the ferry, Checked the Community Center
1530-met the ferry, Checked the area around the school
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, Patrolled around the island
2030-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2130-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club

Tip of the Day.....With the heavy wind/rain and ice this week ....lots of falling branch's and wires..Use caution 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

12/08/14   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Lauterbach
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1010 MCJA online training
1045 met ferry
1100 parking complaint, (tickets issued)
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
checked Battery Steele
1515 met ferry, parking complaint ferry line both drivers were working locally and moved their cars upon request (no tickets)
1630 met ferry
MCJA online training
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
checked DPW, employees present
2230 met ferry
checked American Legion
 
Everything takes longer in the winter.... give yourself extra time to get to the ferry to avoid slips and falls

 

Monday, December 8, 2014

12/07/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0928- Medcu 12 to 55 Central Ave-transport to MMC
1015- Medcu 12 back in quarters-equip maintenance-bldg maintenance
1100- met ferry-patrolled island
1200- patrolled Island
1230- met ferry
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
1947- 22 Luther St Medcu 12-refused transport-appropriate follow in place
2030- met ferry
2245- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach

12/7/2014  Robert Lauterbach Late-out shift
 
2245 - arrived on island.
2300 - special attention to the American Legion.  Everything ok.
2310 - parking summons written in front of 242 Island Ave.
 

 

Health Tip of the Week
Prepare the Whole Family
This is a great time to evaluate how ready you are for an emergency.  Don't forget about the people who depend on you.  Are there children, older adults, people with disabilities, special medical needs or pets in your life?  Here are some suggestions for how you can be ready to help the people you care about during an emergency.
  • When building an emergency kit, include special medication, medical supplies, food and water for pets, and comfort items for children.  A favorite toy or blanket can go a long way to help calm nerves during a disaster.  Have a plan for how you would provide care if you were evacuated or had to shelter in place.  Share your emergency plans with those you care for and make sure they are prepared and know what to do in an emergency.
  • Talk to your neighbors about disasters in your area and how best to prepare and respond.  Reach out to older relatives and talk to them about their plan for a disaster.  Have a conversation with your kids about emergency preparedness and get them involved in your disaster plan in a way they can understand.
  • Talk to neighbors or coworkers about forming support networks.  A support network is a great way for people who are more vulnerable due to physical, medical, or other limitations to get extra assistance in an emergency.  Learn how you can help people around you during an emergency and make sure people around you are aware of additional help you may need.
  • The local chapter of the American Red Cross can provide more information about the kinds of natural disasters you need to be aware of in your area (hurricanes, wildfires, etc.). Often, the people who provide the most immediate and important help during a disaster are not trained medical or emergency response professionals, but simply people who were closest to the disaster and pitched in to help.  Take a first aid or disaster response training course and be ready in case that person is you! These courses, often no longer than a weekend, could make the difference in helping save someone's life after an emergency.
Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
12/06/14   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with PFD
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0900 checked Welch St lot
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
checked TEIA
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1700 met ferry
Christmas tree lighting ceremony, good turnout considering the weather
1745 met ferry
1915 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
checked DPW
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
checked American Legion
 
Not too late to think of winter tires (studded tires are very effective on ice and snow but must be removed by may 1st)

 
12/05/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
0945- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach
1030- Welch St lot-vehicle ticketed/posted for towing
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island-fueled cruiser
1530- met ferry
1620- patrolled Island-checked on fire alarm wires down on Brackett Ave
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1745- bldg/equip maintenance
1800- spoke w/Islander re:complaint from radio noise by neighbor-he will take care of it
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
2245- met ferry

2250 shift change with Officer Taylor
2330 met ferry
checked American Legion
checked DPW
checked TEIA
 

In the summer we try to make our vehicles as light as possible to conserve fuel, adding a few hundred pounds to our vehicles this time of year really is a good idea.. lightweight cars get stuck more often than heavy ones..

Peaks Island Health Center
87 Central Ave.
Hours: Monday and Thursday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Kitty Gilbert, Family Nurse Practitioner, provides care for all ages.
Please call either 766-2929 or 874-2466 for an appointment.
Holiday Schedule: Please note that Christmas and New Year’s Day will be celebrated on Thursdays this year. The Peaks Island Health Center will open on Monday 12/22/14 and Monday 12/29/14.
Vial of Life: What is the Vial of Life?
If a medical professional comes to your home to provide assistance when you are not able to communicate, it is enormously helpful for that responder to be informed of medical circumstances that may have contributed to your condition. The Vial of Life is a very brief medical history, encompassing your meds, your allergies, your general condition. The object is to have this list in a baggie, on your refrigerator, labeled with a decal for fast access by the medical professional, only. A secondary decal will be posted on a main entrance to notify the medical pro that this is available.
When you are critical, information is also critical.
The name: ‘Vial of Life’ is a throwback to days of yore, when people kept this info in a medicine vial inside their refrigerator. The Health Center has these packets available and will be collaborating with other groups on island for distribution. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

12/4/2014  Ofc. Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1045 - Medcu 12 run to 87 Central Ave.  Patient transported with out incident to fire boat.
1245 - patrolled Seashore Ave.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry and checked DPW property.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - patrolled island and met 2130 ferry.
***Remember to cancel or have someone pick up your mail/newspaper if you are not going to be around.  You don't want to advertise that nobody is home.

 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

12/03/14   Ofc. Richardson

0800 shift change with Officer Lauterbach
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1000 assist uptown units with locating an island resident,re-traffic accident
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
checked TEIA
1415 met ferry
follow up with traffic accident
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
checked DPW, employees present
2115 met ferry

2230 checked American Legion

Please scrape all ice and snow from your windshield, scraping a 1 foot window of opportunity to see through is not ok...it will however allow you to see blue lights. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

12/02/14   Ofc. Lauterbach

Due to technical difficulties there will be no log for this shift.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

12-01-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1100-met the ferry, assisted the Deer Hunter on the island
1230-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1430-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1530-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, patrolled around DPW
1930-met the ferry, assisted the island Hunter with a ride
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2245-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 

Tip of the day.....if you haven't changed the batteries in your smoke detector...make sure to check them

Monday, December 1, 2014

11/30/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
checked Lions Club
0830 patrolled island with PFD
parking complaint on Island Ave, 6 parking tickets issued
checked TEIA
0930 met ferry
1000 assist Fire Dept with wires down call on Adams St
"just cable tv wire"
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1700 met ferry
1735 met ferry
checked DPW
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2130 met ferry
2230 met ferry
2320 checked American Legion
 
Please park with traffic when parking on Island Ave, as there are no one way streets on Peaks Island, your right wheels should always be curbside

 
11/29/2014   Ofc Rumery Taylor
 
0700- Shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1020- 55 Central Ave Medcu 12 call
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry
1500- 96 Ledgewood-assisted owner in locating escaped dog-owner cleaning snow off car didn't notice dog exit vehicle and drove off without said dog
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry-patrolled Island
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island-checked bars
2030- met ferry
2130- met ferry-checked bars-patrolled Island
2245- met ferry-checked bar
2330- Patron ejected from American Legion-FI'd and sent on last boat off Island to go home.
 

Clean the snow off of your car before you drive it away from the snowdrift. A few windshield wipers have caught the load of snow sliding down the windshield-unfortunately they are not made for that and don't really withstand the weight and momentum of the ice and snow. Remember to shovel out your mailbox, entry doors-front and rear-as well as clearing a path to your oil/propane fills. 
11/28/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
checked out derelict boat on public float, harbor master notified
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0900 911 hang up call on Seashore Ave, area was deserted, no contact
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
checked TEIA
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1640 met ferry
met with harbor master inspected derelict boat
1800 met ferry
contacted last know owner of boat on the public float, denied ownership
2015 met ferry
checked DPW
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
2320 checked American Legion
 

When walking at night, carry some type of flashlight or headlamp with you, so you can be seen by motorists

Friday, November 28, 2014

11/27/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0900- Shoveled hydrants
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island-finished hydrants
1100- met ferry-distraught Islander inquired if we knew medical status of her boyfriend-we had no info and could not help.
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island-checked bars
2005- 17 Torrington Point Medcu 12 call-no transport
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island-checked bars
 
I found more than 20 cars in the 72 Hour Welch St lot that had been parked there since it snowed yesterday. Remember to move your car after each snowstorm-the Public works crew will not be able to effectively clean the snow from the lot if the cars are left there too long. We lose several parking spaces due to snow and ice build up each season.  

 
11/26/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0930 - responded to loose dog in area 152 Central Ave.  Dog not located.
1100 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1230 - met ferry.
1430 - responded to area of New Island and Island Ave for down wire call.  It was just the rubber/plastic coating that covers the FD alarm wire.  Moved to the side, FD personnel with me at time.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1740 - patrolled Central Ave and met 1750 ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - patrolled island and met 2130 ferry.

***With the cold weather and snow arriving, be careful as you shovel.  Take breaks, and stay hydrated.
 

 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

11-25-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1100-Fire drill at the school
1230-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1930-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2030-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2130-met the ferry,  assisted the 2 hunters on the island , patrolled
2230-met the ferry, patrolled
 
 
Tip of the Day.....With the Holidays and snow on the way remember to take your time and drive safely.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

11/24/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - patrolled island and met ferry.
0945 - met ferry.
0950 - responded to 32 Whitehead St. for audible alarm sounding.  Building secure, spoke with owner on phone.
1050 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1100 ferry.
1135 - responded to 123 Upper A Street for a vehicle complaint.  Spoke with complainant.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
1945 - responded to area around Hussey Rd. for possible down wire.  Found telephone wire and tree in middle of road.  Removed both from roadway.
2130 - met ferry and patrolled island.

***Remember to get your flu shot***
 

 

Monday, November 24, 2014

11-23-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor                                                       

0700- arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, Checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled
1100- met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1230-met the ferry, patrolled
1430-patrolled the back side of the island
1530-met the ferry, cleaned the vehicles
1645-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
1750-met the ferry , checked the Community Center
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130- met the ferry, patrolled
2230 met the ferry, patrolled around the island

Tip of the day............first real snow storm of the season later this week...Drive safely !!
11/22/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Rose
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
found lost item returned to its owner
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1540 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked TEIA
checked DPW
checked Battery Steele
2015 met ferry
assist FD with medical call on Island Ave
2230 met ferry
2330 checked American Legion
checked Lions Club
 
Please keep an eye out for your neighbors who may not be getting out as much this time of year,
if you know someone who needs to be checked on, give us a call.

 
11/21/2014 Day Class   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach 
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0920 - completed on-line training.
1100 - met ferry and patrolled Central Ave.
1230 - met ferry.

1430 - met ferry.
Shift change with Ofc. Letarte (Evening)
Shift charge with Ofc. Rose (Late Shift)

Friday, November 21, 2014

11/20/2015   Ofc. Richardson

0700 met ferry
shift change with PFD
0800 patrolled island with PFD
0900 attempted to serve paperwork on Hussey Rd, discovered subject left the island
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 patrolled island with PFD
met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 patrolled island with PFD
met ferry
1949 island resident involved in an accident on Brackett Ave.  Upon arrival witnesses identified driver who fled the scene.   Driver located a short distance away and arrested for OUI.  Reports completed
2230 met ferry
 

Black ice is a threat this time of year especially to the older folks who live with us, please sand and salt your walkways and steps, remember not everyone has the same level of balance as you!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

11/19/2014   Ofc. Richardson

Day shift
0700 shift change with Officer Lauterbach
0800 met ferry
0900 burglar alarm sounding on Ocean Spray Rd
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
upon request of the hunters the sign was put out on Welch St
1215 met ferry
1414 met ferry
shift change with Officer Hawley
 

11/19/2014 Ofc. Richardson

Night shift 
2130 shift change with officer Hawley
attempted service of paperwork from out of state jurisdiction
no contact, lights off building appears vacant.
checked DPW
2200 checked Battery Steele
2230 met ferry
2320 checked TEIA
checked Lions Club
checked American Legion
 
While checking the public parking lot I noticed two sets of keys still in the ignition,
the first step in protecting your property starts with you!!
 
 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

11/18/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry and patrolled Central Ave.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1920 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2020 - responded to 49 Winding Way for a medical transport.  Patient transported to fireboat without incident.  Report taken.
2130 - met ferry.


***Quick Tip***The question was posed to me a couple of times in the last week or so, but island tags only allow your vehicle to be driven on the island.  If work is to be performed on your vehicle on the mainland, you must have your vehicle towed to the shop the work is being performed on.  The vehicle is considered unregistered once on non- island roadways.
11-17-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St Lot
0945- met the ferry, shipped vehicle in town for service
1100-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1230-met the ferry, patrolled the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1645- met the ferry checked the Lions club
1750-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1930- met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked on a suspicious person on Welch St.
2130- met the ferry, patrolled
2245-met the ferry, checked the Community Center

With cold weather approaching please do no leave your pets outside for extended periods.

 

Monday, November 17, 2014

11/16/2016   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - patrolled island and met ferry.
0945 - patrolled backshore and met ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1400 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1750 - met ferry.
1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2200 - checked DPW property.


***Quick Tip***Remember to check your chimney, have it cleaned and serviced.
11-15-2014   Ofc. T. O'Connor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1100-met the ferry, patrolled the area around DPW
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, medical the inn at Peaks
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2130-met the ferry, patrolled
2245-patrolled, checked the Community Center, call on Luther St for intoxicated subject.

Consider adopting a fire hydrant during the winter months.  All hydrants need to be shoveled every storm.  Any help from the community to keep the hydrants clear is greatly appreciated.
  

   
11/14/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0815 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
follow up to case 14-10353, New Island Ave
1730 met ferry
notification made on Brackett Ave
1915 met ferry
checked Battery Steele
2015 met ferry
checked DPW
checked TEIA
2115 met ferry
reported fight at the school playground, playground empty upon arrival, no one seen walking in the area
2230 met ferry
checked Lions Club
checked American Legion
 

Winter is upon us folks... please move any items from the side of the road that may interfere with snow plowing efforts.

Friday, November 14, 2014

11/13/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- Shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0720- Inn on Peaks Fire Alarm sounding-contractor on site-dust/smoke set alarm off-all clear
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0815- Peaks Elementary for morning play/pledge of allegiance
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1030- bldg/equip maintenance
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1300- follow up w/ADA on previous cases
1430- met ferry-fueled cruiser
1520- stopped and spoke with Islander
1610- PFD trainer to Community Center-helped set up for CPR refresher course
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
1945- breaking down CPR training
2030- met ferry-PFD trainer to CBL-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
 
Health Tip of the Week

Helping Someone Quit Smoking

If someone you know is trying to quit smoking, there’s a lot you can do to help.  Simply being supportive and available to lend an ear is a big part of the process. 
Sometimes the best thing you can be is a sounding board for whenever a bad craving strikes.  Here are some tips to help make these transitions easier.

Helping Someone Decide to Quit
  • You can gently encourage someone who smokes to quit.  Think of your comments about smoking as only one event that moves that person toward quitting.
  • Start any discussion of quitting in a gentle way.
  • Let the person know why you want him or her to quit. Give the person reasons that are as important to him or her as they are to you. (Try "I want you to be with us for long time" rather than "I'm tired of cleaning your dirty ashtrays.")
  • One good way to begin is to mention a new treatment option you have heard or read about.
  • Make it short (less than 5 minutes).
  • Ask whether there is a way that you can help him or her quit.
  • Repeat your attempt every 6 to 12 months.  

Thursday, November 13, 2014

11/12/2014

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 patrolled island with PFD
0915 traffic stop on new island ave
"no you can't ride while standing on the rear bumper of a moving vehicle..even if it is only 200 yards"
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1230 unattended death Oak Ave
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2100 patrolled island with PFD
checked Community Garden
2115 met ferry
2230 checked Lions Club
checked DPW
checked American Legion
 
Even today in the age of GPS and digital mapping, having house numbers clearly visible from the street will save first responders a lot of time coming to your aid

 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

11/11/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
 
0700- Shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0910- 11 Oceanspray Rd alarm sounding-house secure-no one responded
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-deer hunters to DPW
1300- training-equip maint
1430- met ferry-Deer hunters from DPW to ferry
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island-spoke w/family member of 11 Oceanspray-key holder identified/contacted re:alarm
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry
 
 

Health Tip of the Week
 
Top 10 Ways to Take Charge of Your Health and Health Plan Services
 
1.  Establish a relationship with a primary care physician - before you need one.  The more your doctor knows about you, the better care you are likely to receive when you're ill.  Be honest and thorough in talking with your doctor about your health, your lifestyle and your personal and family health history.
 
2.  Ask questions.  You have the right to ask your doctor what a procedure involves, how much it costs and if it's medically necessary.  Ask whether equally effective, less costly alternatives are available.
 
3.  Learn how to practice self-care.  More than 80% of all health problems can be cared for in the home.  You should know how to recognize common health problems, what to do when they occur, when and where to seek appropriate help, and how to prevent health problems from recurring.
 
4.  Check your Provider Directory. Make your health care provider participates in the network.  It's a good idea to call the provider's office for verification.
 
5.  Know your prescriptions.  Make sure you tell your doctor and pharmacist about all drugs prescribed to you, so they will know if a new drug may have possible unfavorable interactions with those you are taking.
 
6.  Use the Emergency Room for medical emergencies only.  Emergency department care is many times more costly than care provided in a doctors' office.  However, if you feel your health or life are in jeopardy, you should go to the ER immediately.
 
7.  Learn about your illness.  Ask your physician for information about special diets or physical activities that would be helpful.  If you are on medications, ask about possible side effects.
 
8.  Carefully read your Certificate of Coverage and Summary of Covered Benefits.  Know and understand your healthcare benefits.  If you're not sure a service or procedure is covered, refer to your benefits materials or call member services.
 
9.  Review bills carefully.  If you're in the hospital, have a friend or family member keep track of your tests, medications and supplies you use - or do it yourself if you feel up to it.  After you leave the hospital, ask for an itemized bill and compare the charges with your records.
 
10.  Live a healthy lifestyle.  Eat a sensible diet; wear your seat belt; obtain recommended preventive care; perform monthly breast or testicular self-exams; get enough sleep; don't smoke; exercise at least three times a week and if you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.
 
11/10/14   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1630 -patrolled island and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1720 - checked DPW property and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2230 - patrolled back shore and met 2245 ferry.


***quick tip***please remember that the Welch St. lot has a 72 hour -parking limit.

Monday, November 10, 2014

11-09-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
0900-met the ferry, put the winter flags on the fire hydrants
1230-met the ferry, checked on a smoke alarm sounding Island Ave.
1430-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1645-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club, checked the Welch St. lot
1750-met the ferry, medical call Elizabeth St..
1930-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
2030-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2130-met the ferry, patrolled
2230-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
 

Tip of the day......check your dog..make sure they have Tags on them with contact information on them.
11/08/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 -met ferry and patrolled island.
0850 - spoke with organizer of Sacred and Profane event for tonight.
0900 - Residential alarm for 11 Ocean Spray.  Building was secure, and no one came to the door.
1100 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1230 - met ferry.
1430 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1520 - vehicle accident in front of Hannigan's Market.  Report done. No injuries.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1800 - responded to area of Battery Steele for a 911 hang-up.  Very crowded due to Sacred and Profane event, but nobody looked in distress or sought us out among the crowd.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2010 - responded to area of 30 Knickerbocker Rd. for a bonfire.  FD determined it was fine as it was a small cooking fire.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2245 - met ferry and patrolled island.
2345 - met ferry.

***Sacred and Profane brought out a lot of people and the event went off with out any issues.***
Quick tip- People have asked me in the past, but island  tags are for island use only and will not allow you to drive on the main land.

 
11-07-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, lost dog turned in
0945-met the ferry, located the dogs owner
1100-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, gave extra attention to Welch St.
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the Community Center,
1930-met the ferry, follow up on a barn fire complaint Knickerbocker Rd
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130- checked the back side of the island
2245-met the ferry, patrolled

 

Consider keeping warm clothing and a flashlight in your vehicle during the winter months.  It may be helpful should your vehicle break down in the cold weather.

Friday, November 7, 2014

11/06/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
checked TEIA
1100 criminal mischief report taken on Welch St. 
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1745 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked DPW
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
follow up to DTE report 9/2
2230 checked American Legion
checked Lions Club
 
The new days the health center is open, days are now Monday and Thursday

(A BIG THANK YOU TO KITTY AND STAFF) 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

11/05/2104  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1005- Bldg/equip maintenance
1030- Ladder 12 backshore
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-PFD Shift change
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-checked bars-Inn on Peaks
 
 

Did you remember to change your smoke detector batteries for the daylight savings change over? Have you checked/cleaned your chimney and/or serviced your furnace? Do you have a working carbon monoxide detector? Have you put readily visible numbers out on your house so that we may find you in the event of an emergency? 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

11/04/2014  Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1000 assist motorist with a lockout of their car at the Community Center
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
checked TEIA
1515 met ferry
1600 follow up to Sundays domestic dispute
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked DPW
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked American Legion
checked Lions Club
 
A big thank you to all who voted
 
just a reminder to check your smoke detector batteries

(change your clock, change your batteries)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

11/03/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-spoke to owner of car unattended in ferry line-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1000- tagged unregistered-abandoned vehicle in Welch St handicapped lot (purple Subaru wagon)
1015- phone call from D/V victim looking for guidance on process going forward-referred to Detectives for follow up
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1130- Community center visit w/the Portland Rec knitters
1230- met ferry-Crash report #14-3256 Taxi vs. parked car minor damage
1300- Public Works PFD Tank 12/Hose storage
1430- met ferry-spoke w/Owner of abandoned vehicle left in Handicapped lot-car has dead battery and WILL be moved.
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
Peaks Island Health Center
87 Central Ave.
Hours: Monday and Thursday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Kitty Gilbert, Family Nurse Practitioner, provides care for all ages.
Please call either 766-2929 or 874-2466 for an appointment.
The Health Center Board's Communication Committee is working with MMP Family Practice and the Southern Maine Area Council on Aging to plan a workshop on "Advanced Care Planning", open to the Peaks community. We hope to schedule the presentation in November or early December. Details will be forthcoming on Island email lists and posters, as soon as they are available.
We are happy to let the community know that our partnership with MMC is going very well, indeed, with more and more Islanders using the Health Center for their primary care, and many relying on it for their urgent medical needs. This is very important as we look to the future, hoping that this relationship will work for our community for many years to come.
Please note that winter hours have begun: the Health Center will be open two days a week: Mondays and Thursdays. As always, on days the Health Center is closed, Health Center patients may be seen at Maine Medical Partners Family Practice on Congress St. by calling the same number
 

 

Monday, November 3, 2014

11/02/2014   Ofc.   Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1230 ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1645 - met ferry.
1730 - patrolled island and met 1750 ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry and checked Lion's Club.
2050 - responded to 6 Tolman Rd. for a verbal argument.  No crime committed at this time.
2130 - met ferry.
2245 - responded back to 6 Tolman Rd. for DV assault.  Suspect arrested without incident and transported to fire boat.

***Quick tip***Never touch a down wire.  Always call police or fire dispatch.  874-8575 or 874-8576.

11-01-2014   Ofc. T. Oconnor
 
0700-arrived on the island   
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. parking lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled
1100-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1245-met the ferry , closed a shed door Pleasant Ave
1430-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1745-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
1930-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
2030-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2330-medical call/Transport Island ave.


Where light colored clothing and carry a flashlight when walking at night.

 
10/31/2014   Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry and patrolled Central Ave.
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1345 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1430 - relieved by Officer Richardson
1430 shift change with Lauterbach
1515 met ferry
1600 served paperwork on Ledgewood Ave
1620 stopped a vehicle on Luther St only to find out it had just been registered :)
1700 trick or treaters out in full force, lots of great costumes
1800 met ferry
patrolled island
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
shift change with Officer Lauterbach
2245 - returned back to island.
2345 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0030 - checked DPW property.
0115 - responded to area of Jones Landing for a loud group.  Nobody around and all quiet when arrived.

***Quick tip***Remember to get your flu shot.

 


10-30-2014   Ofc. T. O'Connor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled
0945-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1100-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 

Tip of the day.....Its Halloween...lots of kids on the road after dark...Drive slow and safe!!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

10/29/2014   Ofc. Richardson

 
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked TEIA
2015 met ferry
Per complaint public parking lot ticketed,as was Island Ave
checked Lions Club
2115 met ferry
checked DPW
2230 met ferry
checked American Legion

 
Please check to make sure the tires on your car are ready for the upcoming winter season.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10/28/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor

0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island-caught up with Islander and passed on info to them from Victim/Witness advocate
1100- met ferry-fueled cruiser
1215- statement from Islander requesting Criminal Trespass and Cease Harassment for a neighbor. Paperwork drawn up
1230- met ferry
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1600- tagged abandoned vehicle on Herman Ave for towing
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- patrolled Island
2030- met ferry
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
0630- barking dog complaint called in from Inn on Peaks-dog with owner at cafe quieted

 
From Michelle Brown:

For those of you that are interested in what is going on with the Peaks Island raccoon population but could not make it to the informational meeting last night with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIFW) representatives, I am submitting this synopsis of the major points that were talked about at the meeting:
·         The representatives from DIFW were Peter Herring, the Game Warden for this area, and Corrie Sterns, a wildlife biologist knowledgeable about raccoon behavior and natural history,
 ·         Peaks Island has a healthy population of raccoons that do not appear to be carrying rabies or any other diseases,
 ·         Raccoons are native to Peaks Island and would make it to the Island on their own (they can swim) so it is not feasible or legal to rid the Island of all raccoons. They would just repopulate the Island naturally in the near future,
 ·         There are no natural predators of raccoons on the Island except for birds of prey that may take a baby raccoon. However, the greatest mortality factor of raccoons on the Island would be other raccoons because they are highly territorial and would kill other raccoons that are invading their territory, 

·         If raccoons do become more numerous on the Island, they will not become more aggressive, we will just see more of them,
 ·         Raccoons are not strictly nocturnal. They can also be out during the day looking for food, especially if they have kits (baby raccoons) to feed,
 ·         There is some concern that the transfer station open dump containers may be providing food and attracting raccoons. This is an item that could be looked into further,
 ·         It is criminal offense to poison raccoons (or any other wildlife) in Maine. Poisoning is nondiscriminatory and could kill other animals such as dogs, cats, hawks, owls, etc.  It is also a very cruel, painful, and inhuman way to kill an animal,
 ·         Cats and dogs are not on a raccoon diet;
 ·         It is illegal to trap and move or trap and kill wildlife in Maine unless you are permitted to do so by the State. Also, discharging a gun on Peaks Island is illegal. However, if you have an issue with a particular individual animal that is threatening you or your property (e.g. chickens), the local police can be called and are authorized to dispatch the animal from your property,
 ·         The first step for us in solving the raccoon “problem” is to make food unavailable to them on our properties. Actions like locking up your garbage, putting your bird feeders away at night or hanging them on raccoon proof stands, sturdily built chicken coops that prevent raccoons from entering, and not putting pet food outside are simple ways to keep raccoons uninterested in visiting your property. A very good list of how to manage your property and chickens so as to not attract raccoon visits can be found at: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/human/lww_information/raccoons.html
Corrie and Peter, as DIFW representatives, would like us to take this first step above to see if that will alleviate the problems we are having with raccoons thereby encouraging raccoons to keep to the natural sources of food found on the Island. For example, there is ample food coming in on each tide for raccoons to forage on Peak’s beaches. Meanwhile, they will take our concerns back to their colleagues at DIFW to determine if a raccoon population study for Peaks would be beneficial at this time. They will also monitor the situation to determine if, sometime in the future, a culling program might be necessary.  They also suggested that if anybody has any other concerns or additional questions, to send them to me at brownmichh@aol.com so that I can contact them to report the concern and/or find an answer to your questions. 
Thanks to all who asked great questions and provided useful information at the meeting last night, to Carol Eisenberg and Kathleen Hayward who brought this issue up originally for discussion, and all who are willing to find a way to live with the wildlife that is sharing the Island with us.     ---Michelle